Flip Ultra and UltraHD announced

The second generation of Pure Digital's Flip Ultra line has been announced in the States, with the launch of the new Flip Ultra and Flip UltraHD.

Featuring 2 hours of recording time, a high-res 2-inch screen, and battery recharging through the built-in USB arm, the new models follow the same cheap-and-easy theme as previous incarnations but get more memory and a bigger screen, as well as HD capture in the higher-end model.

The Flip Ultra will be available in black, white, yellow and pink, can shoot at a web-friendly resolution of 640 x 480, gets 4GB built-in memory and offers 2x digital zoom, for what that's worth.

The UltraHD gets the same zoom, is available in a more grown-up black and white (with a chrome trim) and can shoot 1280 x 720 resolution video recorded to 8GB internal memory and offers widescreen output to a TV via HDMI.

Pre-loaded with FlipShare software for hook-up with PCs or Macs, the Flip Ultra and UltraHD camcorders are priced at $149.99 and $199.99. There is no news yet on a UK launch.